There are a lot of rumors swirling about the highly anticipated official release of iOS 4.3, but now even Apple TV has gotten mixed up in this.
According to Engadget and "a trusted tipster," new codes in the third beta version of iOS 4.3 reveal the possibility that Apple TV will support online gaming. Specific citations include "ATVGames," "ATVThunder," "com.apple.appletv.play.live.thunder" and ".play.archive.thunder." The word "merchant" also seems to pop up a lot, citing the possibility of a new gaming store portal. This would have to refer to game rentals only, though, considering one of the selling points for the second-gen Apple TV is a rental-only model rather than buying.